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Amazon announced an expansion of its Dash replenishment system this week, forming partnerships with manufacturers of printers to pet food dispensers.  Dash buttons were launched last year to much attention, but the real star of the show is just emerging, Dash Replenishment Services (DRS). Designed to integrate with smart, connected devices, DRS will automatically order…

Last Mile Update: HorseFly and UberRUSH

Innovation has been fast and furious in the last-mile delivery sector lately, and shows no signs of letting up.  Uber recently announced a new service, UberRUSH, which offers same-day delivery of local products.  This service is similar to many others on the market, including Postmates, but Uber has taken the step of integrating its platform…

Milk with your Mail

The USPS has announced plans to begin delivering groceries in the NY metro area, following successful testing in San Francisco, reports Internet Retailer.  In a regulatory filing it made earlier this month, the USPS stated its intent to expand it’s Customized Delivery program to NYC and the surrounding areas, totaling 38 zip codes. The program is…

Walmart’s New Subscription Service

Walmart has rolled out a new loyalty program that offers unlimited free, 3-day shipping on 1 million top-selling products for $50 annually.  Positioned as a value-alternative to Prime, Amazon’s free 2-day shipping program which costs $99/year, Walmart does not offer any of the perks associated with Prime membership (video streaming, book lending library, etc.).  Additionally…

Shipping from Store Adds Cost- Lessons from Apparel and Accessories

DSW, the footwear and accessories retailer, shared its experience with omni-channel retailing on a call with analysts yesterday. Discussing fourth-quarter earnings, Mike MacDonald, president and CEO, reported revenue of $640.2 million in the fourth-quarter, $100 million of which was from omni-channel. According to MacDonald, about half of those omni-channel sales are fulfilled from in-store stock….

Grocery Tops Mobile Shopping in PwC’s Total Retail Consumer Survey

PwC’s Annual Global Total Retail Consumer Survey is in, and the results are quite interesting.  Grocery topped the charts as the category with the highest sales on mobile (tablet and smartphone), beating out apparel and electronics by a large margin.  These results coincide with the explosion in grocery e-commerce this year, with startups like Instacart grabbing…

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